The US Air Force and US Defense Information Systems have awarded SOS International (SOSi) two task orders to provide network services for international US armed forces commands.
The orders, valued at $31.3 million, are part of a $385-million contract under the Mission Partner Environment Network Engineering Services (MPE-ES) initiative.
Under the agreement, SOSi will deliver architecture and engineering services for the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).
The project is expected to improve command-and-control capabilities and upgrade mission-critical coalition communications in the Pacific, Europe, and Africa.
“MPE strengthens US partnerships and alliances around the world, which give us a major strategic advantage over our adversaries,” SOSi Technology and Engineering Vice President Josh Zloba said.
“Our engineering and implementation of MPE capabilities across the Indo-Pacific, European and African theaters enhance security and improves data synchronization with essential sensors, battle networks, and information sharing systems that are critical as we transition to tomorrow’s networked battlefields.”
‘Transforming Information Sharing’
The first task order will expand the ongoing modernization of INDOPACOM’s inter-agency and coalition information-sharing networks.
It will also broaden the US’ Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy in the Pacific.
The second task order will focus on supporting air component battle network operations for the USAFE-AFAFRICA’s War Preparation Center and Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
SOSi will provide enterprise systems architecture and integration, project management, network engineering, cybersecurity, operations, and maintenance services for both task orders.
“We’re proud to apply SOSi’s decade of expertise as a lead developer of secure, interoperable, and adaptable network-enabled technology to continue transforming U.S. coalition MPE information sharing networks around the globe,” SOSi President and CEO Julian Setian said.